Session: Spring 2013

CLSA:2384:0001 (20E:084:001)    Killers, Crooks and Deviants
21 of 30 enrolled    

Completed

Sem. Hrs:

3

Admin:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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CLSA:2384 ( 20E:084 )



General Catalog:

Transcripts of actual court cases from ancient Greece and Rome, from the seamy world of adultery and vigilante justice, insurance fraud, gang warfare, prostitution, and murder, to competitive spectacle of ancient courts where trained speakers used skills in rhetoric and facility with law to prosecute or defend crimes of presumed wrongdoers; ancient law, conceptions of justice, history, daily life, moral values, and role of public speaking in democratic Athens and Republican Rome.

Description:

Based on transcripts of actual court cases from ancient Greece and Rome, this course takes us from the seamy world of adultery and vigilante justice, insurance fraud, gang warfare, prostitution, and murder, to the competitive spectacle of the ancient courts, where trained speakers used their skill in rhetoric to prosecute or defend the crimes of presumed wrongdoers. From these court cases we learn a great deal not only about ancient law, conceptions of justice, and history, but also about daily life, moral values, and the role of public speaking in democratic Athens and Republican Rome. Grades are based on short papers, an oral report, and a final exam.

Approved GE:
None
Prerequisites:

None

Requirements:

None

Corequisites:

None

Recommendations:

None

Restrictions:

None

Time and Location:
11:00A - 12:15P TTh 1100 UCC
Minimum Fee Hours:
3
Enrollments in this section for 0 - 3 will be charged as 3 semester hours
Course Fees:
None
Repeatable:

No

Grading Instructions:

None

Instructors:
Craig Gibson (Primary Instructor)
Textbooks and Materials:
The following textbook and material information is for planning purposes only and could be modified. Final textbook information will be available four weeks before the start of the semester. Please check then to finalize your textbook and material purchases:

Cross References
(i.e. Also offered as):
None
Co-Existing Sections
(i.e. Separate sections meeting in the same room):
None
Department:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Classics ( Website     |   General catalog   )
Interim Chair: Robert Ketterer

Address: 210 Jefferson Building  (JB)
 
Phone:
+1 (319)- 335 - 2323

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